Use code MPA2022 for 25% off today! Here’s your chance to own a piece of Milwaukee history! These letters were used on the Warner Theater marquee for over 60 years. Maybe you had your first date here, or it was a special place to go with your family. Now you can own a marquee letter, and help MPA advance our mission to ensure the awesome places that make Milwaukee so special continue to benefit our community for years to come, all at the same time!
The Warner Theater opened May 1, 1931 to a spectacular opening crowd of thousands! It soon became a destination on the west side of downtown. In 1964 the theater was purchased by the Marcus Corp. They kept the Warner going for over 30 years, dividing it into two theaters as the Centre 1 and 2 and then later rebranding it as the Grand. However, after over 60 years of showing Hollywood’s latest movies, the lights went dark in 1995.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans in 2016 to move into the newly named Bradley Symphony Center and have now occupied this historic theater since October 2021. The project is a shining example of the power of preservation to not only keep memories alive but to create true value to the community now and in the future. And it could not have happened without the support of Historic Tax Credits, a fabulous financial incentive for property owners restoring their historic buildings.
We are so lucky to have received these letters after the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra found them during their renovations and are excited to offer them to you! All proceeds from the sale of these unique letters go to further the mission of MPA to advocate for Milwaukee’s historic buildings.
Quantities are limited, and once they are gone, they’re gone! Act fast!
Pricing: Use code MPA2022 for 25% off! Small Black Plastic Letters: $15 Small Black Metal Letters: $20 Large Red Plastic Letters: $25